Domain Controller and Exchange 2k issues
Posted on 2003-12-12
I am having issues with my current domain controller, and need to replace the hardware in order to solve the issues - i.e. the existing DC needs to be re-built! I plan to introduce a new DC into the domain in order to remove the old one.
Current domain controllers:
w2k advanced server "PDC" - DC, DNS, DHCP, AD, GC, Master Browser, fileserver
W2K advanced server "Mailserver" - DC, Exchange
I have the following questions if anyone can help:
1. I understand that I need to install w2k advanced server on my new hardare, and then use DCPromo on the current DC to demote it. How do I ensure that my new server becomes the new DC and takes on GC etc roles?
2. Do I set up DNS on the new DC before or after I've demoted the existing DC?
3. I have Exchange 2k running on a DC (unfortunatley I inherited this) - can I demote this machine so that it is not a DC, or do I need to move exchange? If I need to move exchange, will introducing a new e2k machine into the domain and enabling replication to it allow me to dcpromo and remove the current exchange server?
Thanks in advance.